WordPress: How to Create a Website for Small Businesses with Minimal Outlay

Totally for Newbies. No Coding. Easy step by step instructions. | taught by Carol Cooper-Taylor

Course description

What previous students say:

"The course was well-structured and comprehensive in its coverage and delivery - ideal for anyone starting out building a WordPress site for business from scratch. Carol's WordPress experience shines through in every lecture she delivers, and in addition to knowing her material, she delivers it in a clear and concise manner. This course is aimed at small business owners specifically, and Carol covers all the essential items in an efficient and effective manner. Recommended for anyone wanting to build a WordPress website for their business quick smart." (Philip Low)

"Comprehensive easy to follow guide: Carol takes you from the the very basics all the way through to some more complex tasks with grace and ease. You will definitely be able to build you own site after this course." (Sharon Ramel)


Are you fed up with paying other people to build your website? Having to continually pay them to make changes? Being charged over the odds for hosting?

Well here's the good news. You can create a website yourself, have full control to make changes, and pay only a minimal amount for hosting. Even better, you don't need to know anything about HTML or other gobbledygook.

70+ comprehensive lessons cover step by step everything you need to get your website up and running. Videos and instructions make sure the steps are clear and easy to follow.

Here's what you will learn:

  • Why you should have your own website
  • Why your should use WordPress
  • How to choose the right host and install WordPress
  • How to set up WordPress
  • How to map out your website, create the pages you need, and create menus
  • Choosing and customising a theme
  • Adding functionality with plugins and widgets
  • Managing images
  • Keeping things up-to-date
  • And more

Doesn't building a website require me to learn computer code like HTML?
Absolutely not. If you can send email, search the web and login to a website like your bank account, you have all the skills you need to create a professional looking website.

Isn't there a lot to learn?
This course breaks things down into manageable size chunks, so you can take your time and move forward at your own pace. Do it all in one day or one section a day, the choice is yours.

Is it expensive to have my own site?
WordPress is free so apart from your monthly hosting and domain (URL) costs of a few bucks there are no other costs.

Why WordPress?
WordPress is used by 50 million sites worldwide, it has been around since 2008, and it's easy to use. And did I say it's free.

So why do I need my own domain (URL)?
With your own hosting and domain name you are in control. Your domain name is yours and gives your company a professional feel. It is your web address, place it on your business cards, it's yours, uniquely yours. It becomes part of your marketing identity like your address, email and telephone.

Get started today. You will have your own website up and running in no time.

Carol Cooper-Taylor
Carol Cooper-Taylor
Senior Instructor

Carol has worked in academia for over 30 years. She has been a student, a teacher and a teacher of teachers. Her passion is helping the "light go on" for people. She loves that eureka moment.

As a small business owner she has created websites for her own ventures and creates websites for other small businesses. Her aim is to help business owners be as self sufficient as they want to be.

Her first experience on the web was in 1994. She has created numerous websites and on-line learning materials for herself and her students, and helped many teachers move their courses into the on-line domain.

She has also created websites for schools, university faculties/schools and many organisations.

She has recently returned to Europe after 13 years in New Zealand. She spends the winters in Spain and the summers in the UK.

email: carol@cooper-taylor.com

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Reviews (1)

HELPFUL.

by treay cohen
If you need a simple, step by step tutorial on how to set up a business website using the Wordpress CMS, this course will suit you nicely. Carole is very knowledgeable and it shows. She has the ability to make a technical process sound simple and she drip feeds information, so you aren't overwhelmed. Her diction is excellent and the timbre of her voice makes her easy to listen to. I highly recommend this course to newbies and the frankly terrified:- (of technology).

HELPFUL.

by treay cohen
If you need a simple, step by step tutorial on how to set up a business website using the Wordpress CMS, this course will suit you nicely. Carole is very knowledgeable and it shows. She has the ability to make a technical process sound simple and she drip feeds information, so you aren't overwhelmed. Her diction is excellent and the timbre of her voice makes her easy to listen to. I highly recommend this course to newbies and the frankly terrified:- (of technology).